Yale College
Center for International and Professional Experience
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New Haven, CT

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Gap Year Resources & Programs

So you'll be joining the ranks of Yale undergrads, but not until next year...if you'd like to take advantage of this time to go abroad (a great idea!), the following programs and resources may be of interest.


Transitions Abroad

Articles and a range of program options about and for gap year students are available on the Transitions Abroad Web site. The Transitions Abroad site also includes a large database of international work, volunteer, travel, and study options.


Council on Standards for International Educational Travel

You (or your parents) may want to visit the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel Web site for a list of reputable international programs and providers.

The Center for Interim Programs

Founded in 1980, and with offices in New Jersey and Massachusetts, The Center for Interim Programs is a consulting service that can help you plan your gap year. The Web site offers sample programs and ideas.


Gapyear.com features a wide variety of travel and planning ideas and offers resources for further reading.

Taking Off

Academic year and summer programs in North America, Europe, Caribbean, Africa, Mexico, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific. Open to high school juniors and seniors, and college students.



Adventures Cross-Country


Amigos de las Americas


Cross-Cultural Solutions


The Council on International Educational Exchange


EF (Education First)


El Casal: Learning Adventures in Barcelona


Global Adventures Project


Global Routes


Love Volunteers


Projects Abroad


Rotary Youth Exchange


School Year Abroad


Where There Be Dragons


Summer Programs

SEA Education Association


The School for Field Studies